5.25 floppy support

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by djsylwestrak, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. djsylwestrak


    I have a number of disk image files from very old dos/windows 3.5" and 5.25" floppies. They were created on a Linux system using the dd command. While I can mount the image files directly on my Mac Pro and view them as network drives from my Windows VMs, I am interested in getting Windows to recognize them as floppies rather than mounted drives (some of the programs insist on running from A:). While I can use the 3.5" images as virtual floppy disk drives (A:), when I try the same thing with a 5.25" image, I get an error message "Unable to connect Floppy Disk 1".

    Is there a Parallels floppy disk driver that recognizes 5.25" floppy disk images (360K and 1.2M)?
    Is it possible to have more than one floppy disk device in a Parallels VM?
  2. Ynot

    Ynot Kilo Poster

    Unfortunately, Parallels does not support 5.25 floppies.
    But you can find programs to create virtual 3.5 floppies and move data from 5.25 to 3.5 and use that images in Parallels.

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